Phil Rudd

Bridie Jabour “AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd charged with attempting to procure murder”

ハード・ロック・バンドAC/DC*1のドラマー、 Phil Ruddが殺し屋を雇って殺人を企てた廉で逮捕・起訴されている。

The AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has been charged in New Zealand with attempting to procure murder, threatening to kill and possession of drugs.

The 60-year-old was the subject of a raid in the North Island on Thursday morning and appeared in Tauranga district court in the afternoon.

He said nothing during his brief court appearance and wore no shoes. He did not apply to suppress his name and was bailed until 27 November.

He had been charged with attempting to procure murder, threatening to kill and possession of methamphetamine and cannabis and has been ordered to stay in Tauranga and to have no contact with anyone related to the charge of procuring murder as part of his bail conditions.

According to court documents, Rudd is accused of attempting to hire one person to kill two others between 25 September and 26 September.

He is also accused of threatening to kill a complainant on 26 September.

ところで、『ガーディアン』の記事によると、Phil Ruddは11月23日にリリース予定のAC/DCのニュー・アルバム*3のためのPVに何故か写っていないという;

Rudd was a notable absentee from AC/DC’s recent promotional material in the lead-up to the release of the band’s first album in six years.

The first image released to promote the album did not feature Rudd and he was absent from two video shoots held on consecutive days in London.

Lead singer Brian Johnson reportedly told fans Rudd was not at one of the video shoots because of a “family emergency”*4.

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Daniel Piotrowski and Australian Associated Press “He's a long way from the top... Shoeless and bedraggled AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd appears in court charged with 'hiring a hitman to kill two people'”